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Those are my primary focuses, often times combining two, three, or even all four of the above. For web design, I do everything from wireframes and research up through complete site mockups. I’m particularly interested in information architecture and the user experience. I’m a big fan of the WordPress content management system and have experience with a wide variety of the features, such as core installation, theme building and styling, plugin configuration, custom coding, site migration, content publishing, and more. While the bulk of my web development is performed in WordPress, I also have experience with Drupal and Joomla.

Having an effective brand identity is important for customer perception. There are many elements to and strategies with branding, so you’ll want to make sure all your bases are covered. Perhaps you have an existing brand that needs a refresh and better awareness. Branding also extends into your web presence and it’s common for both areas to combine into one project. My consulting areas of expertise include all of the above plus business development and startup strategies for entrepreneurs.

Listed below is the rough amount of time that I focus on each skill area and my full capabilities.

Skill Focus

WordPress
HTML/CSS
JavaScript/jQuery/PHP
Adobe Photoshop
Graphic Design
Copywriting

Three Things I Don’t Do…

  1. Use a lot of buzzwords.
  2. Refer to myself as a ninja or rockstar.
  3. Follow every design or web trend.

Full Capabilities

Web Design & Development

  • Research & Planning
  • Wireframing
  • Site Mockups
  • Responsive Design
  • WordPress & Drupal Development
  • Content Migration
  • CMS Setup & Training

User Interface & User Experience

  • User Interface Design
  • A/B Testing
  • User Feedback
  • Information Architecture
  • Flow Analysis

Content Strategies & Creation

  • Content Organization
  • Infographics
  • Visual Design
  • Copywriting
  • Social Media Setup & Profile Design
  • Custom PDFs
  • Photography & Editing

Branding

  • Brand Strategy
  • Name Analysis
  • Logo Creation
  • Color Study & Selection
  • Tagline & Slogan
  • Graphics & Visual Identity
  • Brand Implementation

Consulting

  • Business Planning
  • Marketing Strategy
  • User Training
  • Operations Analysis
  • General Inquiry

Personal Bio

I have lived in the Baltimore area my entire life so far. Orioles and Ravens fan. My hobbies include astronomy, biking, photography, food, and anything Marvel.

I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore, majoring in business administration with a focus on international business. While in college, I took an entrepreneurship course that peaked my interest in starting my own company.

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In 2012, I co-founded PaperWeight Design Studios. Our company provides web, mobile, branding, and content strategies. Some of my portfolio samples shown on this site were done with PaperWeight and other samples are from independent work, a mixture of both client and personal projects.

Astronomy is one of my favorite interests. I’m naturally intrigued with and wondering about the Universe. Aren’t we all to some degree? I love reading and watching anything that has to do with space. Hopefully, we’ll continue to make great strides in our space program and colonize other planets. Going together with my interest of astronomy is my love for science fiction, including books, movies, and television shows. My personal favorite is Fringe, which I think is the greatest show of all time.